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3 Deaths At This Years Isle Of Man TT... Guy Martin One Lucky S.O.B.!!!

This years Isle of Man TT Race has taken 3 lives which is the very tragic reality of racing on this road course. I am very saddened by this. I know there is always the reality of being killed while motorcycle racing, but 3 deaths in one event is an extreme number.

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/201...t-hoek-bonner/

Guy Martin is lucky to have survived his crash and you can see he was visibly shaken in the interview.


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Feel for those involved.
The new Blade needs to be parked. Too many failures on them across WSBK and with McPint and now Martin. There's a serious problem with those bikes and it needs to be sorted before it becomes a tragedy.

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Four died last year. It's a very dangerous event. The weather I heard was awful for qualifying.
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^^^ Yep... it is truly amazing with the number of fatalities that occur at the Isle of Man TT it is still run.

My local Triumph dealer/owner is there again this year as a guest of Triumph for being one of the top dealers in North America. When John gets back he will put on a presentation for us one evening. I will be interested in hearing his take on what may be the cause of these tragic deaths. As a former road racer I'm sure he has an opinion.

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^^^ Yep... it is truly amazing with the number of fatalities that occur at the Isle of Man TT it is still run.
Maybe if they slowed down the top speed. Just like NASCAR did with the restrictor plates.

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The danger seems to be a large part of the draw for the riders, so I think it's up to them to say when enough is enough.

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There have been deaths at the IOM since bikes topped out at 75mph, so slowing them down is not the answer!

The answer is; "There is no answer" so don't be a nay sayer & leave this event exactly as it is & as the entrants
& spectators know the dangers involved, then it's their choice, not yours!
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What can you do ? Just as any riders on the slower bikes get in wrecks as the faster classes. It's a dangerous course. Real road courses are dangerous. So is skydiving, mountain climbing, smoking, and dating women.
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Too true it is a dangerous course. The riders know the dangers. Where else can you have the fastest bikes competing with (hardly) any conditions.

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